Green Christmas

The temperature here is dropping... rain is coming down in a constant, nasty little drizzle... it may or may not snow/sleet later this week... and it only brings out this little monster in me:

I was thinking today about growing up in central Arizona, and how different and foreign it must seem to the kids who grow up in the Midwest and the North East not to have snow, or to be told repeatedly by local and state governments not to have real Christmas trees because they dry out so quickly and become fire hazards, or to drive around neighborhoods and salute the brave souls that tempted fate by putting full lights on their cacti. At the same time, I also miss our winter traditions at W&M--the Grand Illumination and Yule Log were both slightly traumatizing in their own way (the former slightly more so for Carly), but man did I love them.

That's not to say that NYC hasn't gone Christmas crazy. Take a gander:

The Christmas Market in Union Square photo-25

Macy's First Floor Believe-theme: photo-26

The huge sparkily Swarovski star across the way from the Rock: photo-27

Some creative decorating in Midtown: photo-28

Of course, that's barely the tip of it! I promise I'll vlog the insanity that is Christmas in NYC... until then, here's my December playlist. All Christmas, of course! :)


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